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  2/4/2013, Shevat 24, 5773

TA Research: Risk of Cancer in "Completely Healthy"


The bodies of people who are apparently healthy, have an active lifestyle and don't feel any pain could be carrying cancerous growths that could spread without the right treatment, according to the European Journal of Internal Medicine, which cited research at the Center for Diagnosis and Prevention of Cancer at the Tel Aviv Medical Center.

The research found cancerous growths in 2.4 percent of 1,000 adults, averaging 48 years of age, who thought they were completely healthy and voluntarily came in for screening for 11 common types of cancer between January 2006 and January 2010. Discovery of the growths enabled the patients to be treated in time and prevent the growths from spreading.